Over the past decade, fans of the NFL in the United States have shared their concern and anger over team mascot name of the Washington Redskins.
People who are and aren't of Native American descent have told the league that this name is a blemish on the league, but no action has been taken.
Today the pressure is no longer just domestic, as two members of British Parliament wrote a strongly worded letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell earlier this month, urging the league to change Washington's name or, "at the minimum, send a different team to our country to represent the sport, one that does not promote a racial slur."
"We were shocked to learn the derivation of the term 'R*dskin,' pertaining as it does to the historic abuse of native Americans," read the letter, a copy of which was obtained by ESPN. "The exportation of this racial slur to the UK this autumn, when the Washington team is due to play, directly contravenes the values that many in Britain have worked so hard to instill."
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